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Boat captain requirements in Spain vs ICC?

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Boat captain requirements in Spain vs ICC?

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Does anybody know how the ICC relates to Spanish requirements for boat driving license levels?

Or where to ask? Would be fun to be able to go fishing on family trip also when we don’t hire a captain.
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Have you managed to find the information Sakari? I can ask around for you.

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Nope. If you can, I’d appreciate that.
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I’ll try to find out. :)
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Spain accepts the ICC, so my UK Powerboat Level 2 is valid for boats up to 10m in favourable conditions. I would suggest confirming with the charter company first.

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For me it is not so much about the size, it is about the distance from the coast. I wouldn’t even want anything as big as 8m boat, but 5 miles would be a no-no. 12 miles I might be able to just barely cope with. It is all about the conditions and capability of the boat (usually surpasses the guts of the boat driver). In bad weather there is no going out as without a boat driver (captain) it is pointless to try and fish spotting is difficult. And if family on board, they would hate running in any bigger swell.

For me the point is to take or not to take a course and get the ICC to be able to go if we go on a family vacation somewhere (in Spain) where I could, on good weather day/s rent a boat and go pretty much on a whim.
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Alejandro writes,
Without a title, boats up to 5 meters in length with a 15hp engine or less can be driven.
For larger boats, a title is required.
It is possible to rent boats with a skipper, but depending on the coast, finding a boat with a skipper can be complicated.
It is possible to validate a foreign navigation title from the countries adhering to the ICC, although I ignore the bureaucratic procedures.
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Catalonia most likely, but Basque, Cantabria or Valencia could be options.
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Already with a new passport.
In the Mediterranean, Valencia or Catalonia, the offer of boats is good. In the south of Catalonia, the Ebro delta area offers very good fishing opportunities, possibly the best place to fly fish in the sea in Spain..
In the the Basque Country or Cantabria, there are not so many possibilities. Although it is possible to find a small boat for rent, with or without a skipper, in many cases it is done privately and there are no advertisements on the Internet. You would have to ask at the port closest to your vacation spot. Going out more than 20 miles to fish for bonito must be organized in advance, there are boats that go out to fish with groups, but they are not well prepared for fly fishing.
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Actually captain can be a bad thing. If they don’t know how to approach for the fly presentation or don’t want to learn, they can be a hindrance and just extra cost. Yeah, in Basque Country or Cantabria I haven’t found suitable boats really.

On Med side most are also with Bimini top which is something that doesn’t belong to a boat suitable for fishing. But there are some center consoles without one too.
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